BANANA STICKY COOKIES

There had to be 100+ varieties of cookies out there, and what was fun was experimenting with combinations of flavors. I came upon a similar recipe while wanting to use my overripe bananas, and changed a few things, resulting in these sticky cookies that looked like craters on the moon. While the taste profile came out just okay, it was definitely a lessen learned with putting mini marshmallows in with the batter. This was more of a technique failure, for the marshmallows melted quickly as the cookie hardened quickly as well.  

Regardless, I posted the recipe, just in case anyone could offer some advice. Makes 30 cookies.

Banana Sticky Cookies

Banana Sticky Cookies

GATHER:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 medium banana, overripe, mashed well with fork
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • Cooking spray

MAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine and whisk flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and both sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beat until incorporated.
  4. Add banana to the sugar mixture, beat until incorporated. Add flour mixture, beat until incorporated as well. Fold in peanuts, milk chocolate pieces, and mini marshmallows. 
  5. Drop dough by tablespoons on prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until lightly browned and almost firm, 10 minutes. Cool cookies in baking sheet 3 minutes and transfer to racks to cool completely.